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UK | Fukushima children test positive for internal radiation exposure

June 30, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Thursday 30 June 2011 15.47 BST Demonstrators pass the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, during an anti-nuclear power protest in Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP Trace amounts of radioactive substances have been found in urine samples taken from children from Fukushima city, […]

Indie | 98.6% of time, air contamination around Fukushima plant is not measured — TEPCO says it lacks qualified personnel to “change the filters”

June 30, 2011

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        Indie | ENENEWS | June 30th, 2011 at 10:19 AM Preliminary comments, CRIIRAD mission in Japan from May 24th to June 3rd, 2011:   [Emphasis Added]   […] During TEPCO’s press conference of May 30th, the CRIIRAD laboratory manager, Mr Chareyron, asked a TEPCO representative about the air contamination monitoring procedure in […]

UK | UK government and nuclear industry email correspondence after the Fukushima accident

June 30, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Thursday 30 June 2011 21.37 BST Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the level of coordination between government departments and the nuclear industry during the Fukushima crisis

UK | Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima

June 30, 2011

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UK | GUARDIAN | Thursday 30 June 2011 21.36 BST Government officials launched a PR campaign to ensure the accident at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan did not derail plans for new nuclear power stations in the UK. Photograph: AP British government officials approached nuclear companies to draw up a co-ordinated public relations strategy to […]

QUATAR | Japan’s desperate ‘nuclear gypsies’

June 30, 2011

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QUATAR | AL JAZEERA | 30 June 2011 With the current economic downturn, many of Japan’s poorest are so desperate for work that they are risking exposure to dangerous levels of radiation at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. The growing number of so-called nuclear gypsies, who come from across the country, are working to repair […]

JAPAN | Workers enter No. 4 reactor building

June 30, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Thursday, June 30, 2011 20:04 +0900 (JST) Tokyo Electric Power Company says debris scattered inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is posing an obstacle to work to bring the crippled reactor under control. Workers entered the fifth floor of the building on Wednesday for the first […]

JAPAN | Kan hints at national election to keep wolves at bay

June 30, 2011

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JAPAN | ASAHI SHIMBUN | 30 June 2011 In an apparent bid to fend off pressure from all sides for him to resign, Prime Minister Naoto Kan on June 28 hinted he might dissolve the Lower House and call a snap election. At a contentious meeting of ruling Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers, Kan came […]